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Fullerton family's campaign for justice gathering momentum- Mac Lochlainn

19 July, 2005


Sinn Féin Donegal County Councillor, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has welcomed news that three more councils in recent days have passed a motion calling for a full independent public inquiry chaired by a person of international repute in to the assassination of Sinn Féin Donegal County Councillor, Eddie Fullerton in 1991.

Castlebar and Monaghan Town Councils and Louth County Council have unanimously backed the motion in the last few days joining Donegal County Council and Letterkenny, Clonakilty, and Carrickmacross Town Councils. Many more are expected to follow in the coming months.

Cllr Mac Lochlainn said:

"The Fullerton family are absolutely delighted at the news of more councils backing the growing demand for justice and truth. The pressure is now growing daily on Justice Minister, Michael McDowell to firstly publish the outcome of the recent Garda reinvestigation of Eddie's assassination and then to move to a full independent public inquiry chaired by a person of international repute".

"This scandal is not going to go away. The appalling vista of British Intelligence agencies murdering an elected representative in another jurisdiction using unionist paramilitaries by proxy is now at last being confronted. The clearly incompetent Garda investigation and the subsequent information that three of those investigating Garda were corrupt as witnessed in the Morris Tribunal leaves a huge question mark over the Government's determination to protect the democratic institutions of this state. Ironically, the very institutions that Irish republicans are often accused of undermining".

"On behalf of the Fullerton family, I would like to congratulate my Sinn Féin colleagues on the various councils who have successfully moved these motions. I would also like to thank all of those elected representatives from across the political spectrum that have lent their support to this very important initiative. All that remains now is for Minister McDowell to follow their lead".

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